About Facet Joint Pain
Causing severe, acute, or chronic pain in the neck and/or back, facet joint pain impacts the joints on the spinal column. Often known as facet joint disease, this condition generally happens because of an injury or trauma. If the facet joints become damaged, it may cause uncomfortable symptoms, including stiffness, tenderness, or painful throbbing that radiates to different areas of the body. At Tricity Pain Associates in Corpus Christi, TX, our pain management physicians have helped many patients overcome chronic pain associated with facet joint disease. If you find that the pain hinders your ability to perform everyday activities, we recommend calling us to schedule an appointment and learn more about our innovative treatments. Thank you for entrusting us with your back pain needs. We look forward to helping you start living a better quality of life.
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Facet Joint Pain Treatment
When it comes to facet joint disease, we have several treatment options that can help reduce painful symptoms. Before developing a personalized treatment plan, our talented group of pain management physicians completes a comprehensive exam to review your condition. The assessment includes understanding your symptoms, discussing your level of pain, and learning about your medical history. This will help us better determine what type of treatment works best for your condition. Most patients will start off with more conservative treatment plans that may include physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medicine. However, in some cases, patients may need more advanced treatment selections, like steroid injections or RF ablation (rhizotomy). At Tricity Pain Associates Corpus Christi, we design personalized treatment plans to ensure you receive effective and comprehensive care that reduces your painful symptoms and helps you start living easier.
If you suffer from facet joint pain, please contact Tricity Pain Associates in Corpus Christi, TX to schedule a consultation with one of our caring pain management physicians.